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Youth Music – case studies about the power of music

  “Anita conducted sensitive telephone interviews with vulnerable young people and their families, and crafted their words into the powerful emotive stories we needed for fundraising purposes. Anita is professional, efficient and innovative: when a story she’d already worked on had to be withdrawn due to a change in participant’s circumstances, she managed to produce…

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Make Music Gloucestershire: music education hub communications

Make Music Gloucestershire is the county’s music education hub: a network of organisations and individuals across the county, including schools, who want to help more young people learn and make music in Gloucestershire. It’s led by the County Council, working alongside a small commissioning team, advisory group, and a network of partners. Anita was the…

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1Hub Media – feature articles about the benefits of music

“When we commission a piece, we know that the work is in safe hands, and we regard Writing Services more as a business partner than a supplier. Like any publication, regardless of format, the range, quality and consistency of content are of paramount importance. We selected Writing Services because when they wrote for our previous…

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The Music Works – case for support

The Music Works is a charity whose mission is to transform lives through creative music-making. It uses music to empower people to reach their potential so that everyone who wants to, regardless of their background or situation, has the chance to make music. In particular, it focuses on young people who face the greatest barriers…

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Department for Children, Schools and Families – website editing

  “Please accept my thanks for all the work you have done on ECM. Your calm and constructive professionalism and skill as an editor has been an invaluable asset. Very best wishes for the future, it has been a pleasure working with you.” Darren Davison, Digital Communications Manager at Department for Education. “Anita’s many skills…

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra – copywriting, CD & booklet

Writing Services was tasked with copywriting a CD booklet for a project to encourage parents of babies in Scotland to play and enjoy classical music in the home. Hello baby, welcome to the world. Here’s astar to light your journey, And to watch as it’s unfurled. Astar is the Gaelic word for journey. We chose…

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Music Teacher / Cardiff Music Service – feature article

With massive deficits in most local authorities in Wales, music services (the local authority-funded departments or organisations that provide tutors for music lessons to schools, out of school music groups and centres, and other music opportunities for young people) have either closed, or had to lay off staff and vastly reduce their services. Music Development…

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Music Education UK – articles for magazine and website

Music Education UK magazine and website approached Anita to write two articles on headteachers’ role in promoting/developing music in their school, and the wider impact this has on the school and pupils. This was in 2011, a time when music in schools was facing threats from the English Ebacc and the possible removal of music from…

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Environment Agency Wales – staff newsletter

Writing Services won the tender to edit the staff newsletter for Environment Agency Wales in order to appeal to staff and to communicate corporate messages.     “We’re delighted with the way Grassroots has developed since Anita has been working with us. It has an important role in our internal communications strategy, and the editing…

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